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Blog series by mchapman87 updated 07-31-2017 02:38 PM 4 parts 2777 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: The start of my outdoor bench.

02-08-2017 04:51 PM by mchapman87 | 1 comment »

So I am finally getting started on making a few new pieces out of my small garage woodshop. Money has been tight and I haven’t been able to get the wood I need to fiddle around with. I was given a load of rough milled lumber from a friend who is just learning how to use his mill. Most of the pieces are not flat, pretty wavy but are fairly thick. This helps because I can take off some material flattening the pieces, making them useable boards. He didn’t charge me an...

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Part 2: Slow progress is still progress nonetheless.

03-15-2017 07:52 PM by mchapman87 | 3 comments »

Quick update from my honey locust bench build. I have been trying to juggle this in with a myriad of other projects that seem to pop up daily. My daughters birthday is tomorrow and I had the pleasure ( heavy sarcasm) of putting together this monstrosity of a swing set. I pray that one day my daughter will have kids and have to suffer the same fate as I haha. Two whole weekends of battling this behemoth and it’s finally complete. Now I can focus on some of my stuff, hopefully. I ...

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Part 3: First epoxy glaze coat.

04-03-2017 06:46 PM by mchapman87 | 1 comment »

So Saturday afternoon once I had gotten home from work I decided to go ahead and put my first glaze coat on my bench top/seat. I didn’t measure the approximate square footage of my piece and just guessed at how much epoxy to mix up. I did 6oz of Famowood Glaze coat, and poured it along my surface. Using a bondo spatula that I modified to have a corrugated edge, I was able to spread the epoxy out without pushing too much around at once. The teeth of the spatula I made really ...

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Part 4: Honey locust bench is finally complete, but as a table.

07-31-2017 02:38 PM by mchapman87 | 0 comments »

So I have been letting this piece rest for a bit because my original buyer decided he wanted to go with something else. I had every intention in making this a bench until I found someone else interested in it who had other ideas. She was interested in finding an entry/sofa table and they had just remodeled her basement. She was looking for something that had a rustic feel, but a huge industrial influence so this is what I came up with. The legs are 3/4 Sch. 40 Iron pipe, with structur...

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